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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Acura TLX Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura
TLX

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MSRP*
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$41,810 to $45,660
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$33,000 to $48,950
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $31,343 to $46,452
MPG - City 43 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 44 29 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Acura TLX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 300h and the Acura TLX in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 300h as you will with the Acura TLX, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Lexus ES 300h is somewhat more expensive than the Acura TLX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus ES 300h and the Acura TLX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 300h is about the same width as the Acura TLX. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus ES 300h, which is slightly longer than the Acura TLX.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Acura TLX, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has about the same turning radius as the Acura TLX, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Acura TLX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 300h and the Acura TLX. The Lexus ES 300h has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Acura TLX.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Acura TLX.